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be gaining a big lead in the three battleground state. -- states. >> the key battleground states, ohio, pennsylvania and florida. another state to keep a close eye on is virginia and mitt romney will be here once again in springfield. both were in ohio. mitt romney going down the campaign trail continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%.
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and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and
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believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad, addressed the u.n. general assembly today. this was his eighth and final speech as president of iran. he did not mention the united states by name. >> the centers of power have
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entrusted themselves to the devil immigrants -- ignorance and discrimination in every part of the world. >> the united states and israel say there is a cover for weapons. >> new at 6:00 one student was walking to school two weeks ago when he was shot and killed, marckel ross, and his murder is still on the loose. >> this will -- this will start about one hour from now, and this is the second time the prince george's county police have met with parents and students here at central high school. they are looking for any information that could lead to unrest and students said they would like to see the same -- that could lead to an arrest. >> this still has a big effect
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on the school because he was a big part of it. he was really popular. >> he was also a member of the rotc program. they say it is frustrating to hear about no arrest yet. >> it is kind of irritating to the people who really knew him. >> but he is not the only one of questions surrounding the murder. he was gunned down as he was walking to school the morning of september 11 found in a pool of blood less than 1 mile from the high school. they have no suspects no persons of interest, and no motive. they hope the community meeting will help generate leads. >> a lot of people are dying for no reason. >> and, again, the meeting is
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set to be starting tonight at 7:00 here at central high school. it will be both to update the community on where a the investigations stands and to get as much information as possible -- to update the community on where the investigations stands. >> thank you. a rate hike is on the way for pepco customers. there were protests outside the offices. the average increase is about $5.20. meanwhile, pepco will soon be voting on a union contract. if not there could be a strike. >> there is word of a possible deal tonight to end the standoff between the nfl and their referees. the performance of the replacement refs has upset many
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people. they say an agreement is close and that the regular referees could be back on the field soon. >> it was warming up, but there are some changes on the way. bob ryan is with us. >> it is a balmy evening and we have had a warm day. you can see from the belfort furniture weather center a few showers, but they are well to our north. it is still into the 80's, quite above average, not near the record. we will see it warm up until noon time, i think by lake huron tomorrow afternoon and evening that is when we have a risk of some showers or thundershowers. meanwhile, this is calibrated for all of you leaf lookers.
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the colors are beginning to change. we will have details about that as well as what is coming our way for the weekend. i will give you a hint. >> thanks a lot. we will see you soon. and you can download the storm watch -- stormwatch app. >> for home sellers, the latest numbers on home sales across the country. >> and the d.c. council chair will tell you when he will face a judge again. >> and more on the family found dead inside the [ female announcer
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] dear daughter, welcomeam to america. your share of obama's debt is over 50 thousand dollars, and it grows every day. obama's policies are makinit harder on women. the poverty rate for women -- the highest in 17 years. more women are unemployed under president obama. more than five and a half million won can't find work. that's what obama's policies have done for women.
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welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> new developments from herndon, where a family of four was spent on dead. >> they say it was murder- suicide. albert peterson shot his wife and two children before shooting himself. there will be a memorial in herndon this evening at floris church. >> the students and adults are
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all expressing the same grief, which is they feel part of their life has been diminished because the family is not here anymore. >> co-workers were concerned that the adults had not been at work for two days, and investigators are trying to figure out what may have led to the murder-suicide. >> and a new date set for kwame brown. the reasons for the hearing are unknowns. he was found guilty of fraud and resigned as council chair. he is continuing to cooperate with prosecutors. and another executive has so far run up $20,000 in legal fees in an ongoing discrimination suit. the county hired a private lawyer after they decided they could no longer represent him. there was a deposition.
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he is accused of creating a hostile work environment and for firing an aide that complained about his behavior. >> next at 6:00, work will begin on the earthquake-damaged washington monument. >> and bob has a look at what the forecast could be. >> and 1 redskin is heading to the sideline permanently, while another could be going there too. and a deal is reportedly close to being reached.
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>> home prices may be up. >> some are still hesitant about taking the plunge. new-home sales dipped in august from july. and sales are way down in the south. the median price for a home, however, is up. >> the national park service has chosen perini management to
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repair the washington monument. the company was awarded the $9.60 million contract, and with the work already done, the final cost is expected to be over $15 million. it is expected to remain closed until 2014. >> one company is set to take over some gaylord properties including national harbor and that is marriott. >> today is like the middle of july, not september. >> and other warmer than average month. here we go. outside today, what a wonderful day to be out on the bay.
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we had that southwesterly breeze and that will be the story, i think right on through tomorrow. this evening heading that way temperatures still in the 80's. some chillier spot in maryland and a bit cooler in annapolis with that debris is -- that day -- bay breeze. the temperature has been above average. here is what is going on on doppler. the weather front is still well north. this is where the showers will be staying overnight tonight and at least for the beginning of tomorrow more out towards cleveland, and some nasty showers and thundershowers even some severe thunderstorm watches out near missouri st. louis, and some of that will be coming our way, but not until
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late tomorrow. here is what will be going on. over the next 24 hours you can see the clouds breaking up and this will be coming in all along with that weather front, so later on tonight, 11:00, temperatures in the 70's. that southwesterly wind continues. tomorrow the low temperatures will be well above average, mid 60's, and as this settles but later on tomorrow afternoon even though the temperatures will be in the 80's, i think we will see some showers, who possibly the rumble of thunder and that will be moving through as we get into tomorrow afternoon and evening. and then the cooler air, so that by friday, look at the low temperatures even the low 60's. i am afraid it will stick around and into the weekend. tomorrow morning once again it will be mild, temperatures into
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the 60's. tomorrow afternoon, until about 3:00 in the afternoon or so 80 to 85 degrees, and then possibly some thundershowers. i would take a long beach umbrella tomorrow to be on the stateside. especially on friday, cloudy skies with some showers which will linger into part of the weekend. much cooler than it is today, for short -- sure. >> and now, the toyota's sports desk. -- the toyota sports desk. >> they are reportedly close to an agreement.
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is a written agreement goes through, officials could be on the field as early as tomorrow night -- if a written agreement goes through. a ratification bonus and that would mean compensating them. but the players are not holding their breath even with the comedy of errors they have seen the last several weeks. >> we are upset about having their replacement officials, but it is not causing us to lose any money. that is not the issue. for us as players we are playing football. >> and a redskins running back was placed on injured reserve, roy helu. and the redskins signed ryan
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grant. speaking of running, a topic of concern, the number of hits rg3 can take. he was hit 13 times by the bengals' defense. >> sign me up for a car accident every play. you just have to make sure it does not affect the way our thinking -- the way you are thinking. that is how it goes. >> all right, not so fast, area stores. some shirts are floating around. the magic number is still five following the loss. everybody joked about the adelphia midway through the season. but they are back behind st. louis for the wild card.
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lannan, his 1-5 record, they know they have a tough challenge ahead. >> a great pitching staff a good team. we have to win. >> it as simple as that. an atlanta is well on the heels of the nats. they are now just 4.5 games back behind the nationals. and keeping with baseball, the yankees won. just like one week left. amazing. >> a
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>> outside, it is a warm evening, and it will be a warm day tomorrow. if you are heading out to school watch out that sunrise now is after 7:00 in the morning. by the afternoon, some showers and thundershowers, and then the next seven days, there we are, a much cooler air coming in for the weekend.
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i'm barack obama and i arove this message. some of our children's greatest experiences have been in the smaller classrooms. vo: but mitt romney says class sizes don't matter... and he supports paul ryan's budget which could cut education by 20%. you can't do this by shoving 30, 35 people into a class and just teaching to some test...
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[ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markkets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulation


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